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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Nearshoring Developer Jobs

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Jacqueline Samira identified a critical gap in the tech industry and addressed it by connecting U.S. businesses with top talent from Latin America. Her approach goes beyond traditional business models, emphasizing cultural understanding and the welfare of those individuals she places. Jacqueline is focused on solving real-world problems and making a significant impact on both the American and Latin American tech communities. She is a graduate of the prestigious Y-Combinator accelerator and has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider.

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    Many entrepreneurs aren’t yet aware that an acute shortage of skilled developers is almost here and that this gap will directly impact their companies' growth and innovation.

  1. A Looming Tech Talent Crisis
  2. Despite recent “rightsizing” layoffs, the tech sector's developer needs will soon outpace the domestic workforce. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a shortfall of over 1.2 million developers in the U.S. by 2026. This isn’t just a statistic; it's an alarming barrier to innovation and growth for American companies.

  3. How Howdy Addresses the Gap
  4. At Howdy, our response to this impending shortfall has been to connect U.S. companies with top tech talent from Latin America. This strategy is not just about filling positions — it's about enriching the American tech landscape with diverse, high-quality talent.

    Our approach:

    • Global talent sourcing: We tap into the vast pool of skilled developers in LATAM, a region strongly connected to and aligned with American culture and business practices.
    • Cultural integration: We focus on ensuring talented individuals become a cohesive part of the U.S. companies they join.
    • An emphasis on quality: By selecting only the top 1% of developers, we guarantee high performance and productivity for American businesses.
  5. The Common Misconception
  6. There’s the mistaken belief that hiring international talent takes jobs away from Americans. However, by filling critical roles that will be hard to fill domestically, we enable American companies to grow and create more jobs. It’s not just about staffing; it's about driving progress and innovation.

    The wider economic impacts:

    • Enabling growth and innovation: Companies can accelerate their projects and innovate faster with the right talent.
    • Job creation: As companies grow, they’ll create a variety of new roles, further strengthening the U.S. job market.
    • Economic contributions: This growth and innovation will contribute to the overall strength of the American economy

    The Howdy advantages:

    • Cross-cultural exchange: We promote collaboration between diverse teams, enriching the U.S. and LATAM tech sectors.
    • High retention rates: Our focus on employee satisfaction results in a 98% retention rate, ensuring project stability and continuity.
    • Empowering local economies: By providing opportunities to LATAM developers, we help raise their socioeconomic status while contributing to their local economies.

    Embracing international talent is not a stopgap — it's a strategic approach to long-term growth and sustainability.

    How to move forward:

    • Embrace global talent: Look beyond domestic borders for the skills your company needs.
    • Create an inclusive environment: Foster a workplace culture that supports and celebrates diversity.

    By bringing international talent to the U.S., we're not only getting ahead of a critical shortage but also fostering an environment of growth, innovation, and diversity. This approach benefits individual companies, the broader tech industry, and the American economy.

Many entrepreneurs aren’t yet aware that an acute shortage of skilled developers is almost here and that this gap will directly impact their companies' growth and innovation.

A Looming Tech Talent Crisis

Despite recent “rightsizing” layoffs, the tech sector's developer needs will soon outpace the domestic workforce. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a shortfall of over 1.2 million developers in the U.S. by 2026. This isn’t just a statistic; it's an alarming barrier to innovation and growth for American companies.

How Howdy Addresses the Gap

At Howdy, our response to this impending shortfall has been to connect U.S. companies with top tech talent from Latin America. This strategy is not just about filling positions — it's about enriching the American tech landscape with diverse, high-quality talent.

Our approach:

  • Global talent sourcing: We tap into the vast pool of skilled developers in LATAM, a region strongly connected to and aligned with American culture and business practices.
  • Cultural integration: We focus on ensuring talented individuals become a cohesive part of the U.S. companies they join.
  • An emphasis on quality: By selecting only the top 1% of developers, we guarantee high performance and productivity for American businesses.

The Common Misconception

There’s the mistaken belief that hiring international talent takes jobs away from Americans. However, by filling critical roles that will be hard to fill domestically, we enable American companies to grow and create more jobs. It’s not just about staffing; it's about driving progress and innovation.

The wider economic impacts:

  • Enabling growth and innovation: Companies can accelerate their projects and innovate faster with the right talent.
  • Job creation: As companies grow, they’ll create a variety of new roles, further strengthening the U.S. job market.
  • Economic contributions: This growth and innovation will contribute to the overall strength of the American economy

The Howdy advantages:

  • Cross-cultural exchange: We promote collaboration between diverse teams, enriching the U.S. and LATAM tech sectors.
  • High retention rates: Our focus on employee satisfaction results in a 98% retention rate, ensuring project stability and continuity.
  • Empowering local economies: By providing opportunities to LATAM developers, we help raise their socioeconomic status while contributing to their local economies.

Embracing international talent is not a stopgap — it's a strategic approach to long-term growth and sustainability.

How to move forward:

  • Embrace global talent: Look beyond domestic borders for the skills your company needs.
  • Create an inclusive environment: Foster a workplace culture that supports and celebrates diversity.

By bringing international talent to the U.S., we're not only getting ahead of a critical shortage but also fostering an environment of growth, innovation, and diversity. This approach benefits individual companies, the broader tech industry, and the American economy.